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2495875 - Userinfo element field cannot be configured as boolean type - Partner


  • When you import data model from Provisioning>Import/Export Data Model, system showed as:
    Template(s) has (have) been uploaded and saved.
    Please fix following warning messages.
    WARNING:Userinfo element field ***cannot be configured as boolean type.

  • Since data model is uploaded successfully, why warining still comes out.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. As a parnter or implemention team, login in provisioning account for customer.
  2. Go to Import/Export Data Model
  3. Changed userinfo element field ***as boolean type and imported into system successfully.
  4. However warning showed.


  • In userinfo-element Definition, for the field type of the userinfo element, Boolean can be configured but not work.
  • Types support including: varchar | float | integer | boolean | date | blob 
    • Blob type is not used in current system 
    • Boolean can be configured but not work

For more see user guide: User Info Element Definition


Please do not configure Boolean as the field type of the userinfo element in userinfo-element Definition.

See Also

2687004 - How to add User Info element in Manage Business Configuration

User Info Element Definition


  • Userinfo element
  • Boolean
  • Warning
  • Unknown response status: Error occurred.
  • WARNING:Userinfo element field ***cannot be configured as boolean type.
, KBA , LOD-SF-PLT , Platform Foundational Capabilities , Problem


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